Saturday, October 30, 2004

We Were Front Row on Tremont!

Tif and I braved the traffic, crowds, and weather to join in the celebration in Boston earlier this morning. We stayed with some friends Friday night in Marblehead, about 15 mins. from the Blue Line Wonderland stop. We were out the door by 6am to make sure we could get a decent spot.

On arrival, it was (as it always is when I go to Beantown) about 45 degrees, windy, and raining. Most of the front row was already staked out when we got there, but we found a little spot on Tremont between Court and School Streets, and hunkered down. Sham and I walked the parade route a bit to scout the scene: it was awesome. Sox fans were lovin' it. We saw a few arrests, for crowd surfing, but on the whole it was crowd just looking to cheer this year's Sox one more time. We didn't see any scuffles, although I've read there were a few over the course of the day.

By the time the rolling rally reached us, the players must've been talked out, only the owners were still at the bullhorns saying Thank Yous to crowd. All the players were waving, some were still shouting thanks without the bullhorns. Pedro looked like he was having a blast. I read that he got hit in the head with a baseball at the end of the route! I hope the guy that threw it is one of those that got pinched for scuffling -- and that he'll take a fat lip to the lock up. And, yes, Nelson was there with him.

Good times.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

First Official Promo Photo for the New Dr. Who


Same ol' Tardis, looks like. Suits me.

We're Not Here to Mess Around

Not really ready to do more than revel in the moment. The Red Sox are World Series champs and I feel like a kid and I just woke up to find out it's Christmas, my birthday, New Year's, and the Fourth of July all rolled into one. Red Sox, you know we love you madly, hear the crowd roar ...

Friday, October 22, 2004

Thursday, October 21, 2004

ALCS 2004

I've been quiet about this series since it started. I'll have to run a little smack to make up for all the nonsense I've been hearing from Yankee fans, but not much. I feel too good to rub it in. Winning this series is the greatest comeback by any team in my lifetime and I'm afraid to cheapen it by making (too many) snide remarks to fans of the losers.

This is freakin' incredible. (Why stop to quibble with Francona's [insane] decision to pull Lowe and throw Pedro out there?) No matter what happens now we have the monkey of our back; we took down Jeter and the smug ass Yankees; we've got guys we can be proud of: Ortiz! Damon! Schilling! Lowe! -- Red Sox Nation can finally stop peering through their fingers, grab a pint, and sing a victory song! Check out the streets of Boston now, baby.

Mark had the lyrics to the old-time Tessie over at Cheek today ... I'm pumping the Dropkick Murphys in my car these days and will be driving and singing along:
Tessie, Nuff Said McGreevey shouted

We're not here to mess around

Boston you know we love you madly

Hear the crowd roar to your sound

Don't blame us if we ever doubt you

You know we couldn't live without you

Tessie, you are the only only only

Don't blame us if we ever doubt you

You know we couldn't live without you

Boston, you are the only only only

Don't blame us if we ever doubt you

You know we couldn't live without you

Red Sox, you are the only only only

There are so many links already I don't even know where to start ... Boston Dirt Dogs, ESPN, the games can be downloaded at MLB ...

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Matinee Pick

Had Friday off from work and convinced Mrs. C-Dog to go out to a matinee with me. We saw Friday Night Lights and both enjoyed it enough to recommend. I was worried about seeing a Coach Sling Blade movie; fortunately, Thornton actually did a decent job as the coach, delivering one of (if not) the best Inspiring Half-Time Locker Room Speeches ever. Austin's Explosions in the Sky contributed some outstanding instrumental music to the soundtrack as well. Definitely worth checking out. I'm not sure what the Gold Standard of football movies is? Rudy? The Longest Yard? Remember the Titans? Certainly not Any Given Sunday. In any event, I can't think of one offhand that I'd rank ahead of this one. Here's what The Sports Guy wrote about it (no spoilers).
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